Re: prime numbers and African artifact

Jeffrey Shallit (
Thu, 20 Jul 1995 01:21:29 GMT

In article <3ue05a$>,
Charles Brenner <> wrote:
>I was told that DH Lehmer advocated calling 1 a prime.

Wrong. It was his father, D. N. Lehmer. He published a table of prime
numbers and included 1 as a prime.

D. H. Lehmer would not have done something so stupid.

>Charles Brenner

Jeffrey Shallit, Computer Science, University of Waterloo,
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 Canada